The Underwater Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and illustrated by Edgar Stewart is one of many remarkable resources for teaching scientific concepts. This book combines detailed illustrations with a variety of fun facts about sea creatures from A to Z.
While ABC books are often thought of as resources for younger students, I have found that there are quite a few which easily lend themselves to working with students of all ages. They can be useful as an intro to a new topic or as a quick reference material for beginning student research.
The ABC book format is also a fun way for students to showcase what they have learned about a topic/theme. Working in groups, students can create their own alphabet books, using their new-found knowledge to design detailed illustrations and factual texts for each page.
A few more great ABC books: A Prairie Alphabet by Yvette Moore and Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet; The Invisible ABCs by Rodney P. Anderson; B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith; Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America’s Farmland by Arthur Geisert; and On the River ABC by Anna-Maria L. Crum